The US school-to-prison pipeline represents the increasing pattern of juveniles coming in contact with the criminal justice system. School police and zero tolerance laws treat these minors like adults, making it hard for them to succeed. We report on these issues.

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Wisconsin Addresses School-to-Prison Pipeline & Juvenile Correction System

Wisconsin officials want to close the state’s prison for troubled youth. Attorney General Brad Schimel will only support the closure if a reliable alternative exists first. How Wisconsin Makes It Easy for Kids to Fall Into the School-to-Prison Pipeline The school-to-pipeline is a term used in the description of the non-academic interaction between schools, students and […]

J. Cole visited San Quentin State Prison to discuss mass incarceration, which he addresses in his album 4 Your Eyez Only.
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Rappers Use Hip-Hop Lyrics to Raise Awareness of Black Selective Justice

2-Part Series: African Americans are the underdog targets of selective justice in the United States. Some Hip Hop artists work hard to advocate for change. Blacks in America are generally at a disadvantage and expected to lose. They are the targets of selective justice. So, it’s not surprising that People of Color dominate the jails and […]

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Prison Moms Dread Thanksgiving While Missing Nonviolent Drug Offender Children (Video)

This wasn’t the best of Thanksgiving feasts for families who have loved ones behind bars. For these prison moms, looking at empty seats made it that much more dreadful. A New Path: Program for Prison Mothers The feasting tables were empty and chairs upturned since persons that would have filled them remain incarcerated. Several groups […]

Operation Open Arms: Foster Parents Needed for Children of Incarcerated Parents
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Operation Open Arms Places Children of Incarcerated Parents in Healthy Foster Homes

Operation Open Arms is giving new hope to children of incarcerated parents in need of good foster homes. Stable home-life is something that’s take fro granted when it comes to a prison kid with one or more incarcerated parent. Such efforts help fight the school-to-prison pipeline in US, while nurturing healthy, strong youth. They understand the […]

Mark Zuckerberg is doing his part to push prison reform that fights recidivism.
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Mark Zuckerberg Supports Ex-Prisoners; Lobbing for Extensive Prison Reforms

Facebook CEO and founder, Mark Zuckerberg, is supporting ex-prisoners to push for extensive prison reforms across the United States. The social media billionaire is doing this under the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (ZKI), a non-profit set up with his wife. The conservative ex-prisoners are lobbying the Congress to initiate reforms across federal prisons. Prison laws have […]

Inmates wait to enter their dormatory at The Marlin Orientation and Assessment Unit, a Texas Youth Commission facility in Marlin, Texas.
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Report Suggests: Close Down Youth Prisons & Replace with Community Programs

A 2016 report published by Harvard Kennedy School and the National Institute of Justice details organized violence in US youth prisons. This has necessitated calls from all quarters for the closure of youth prisons across the country, Washington Post reports. These youth prisons will be replaced with community programs and rehabilitation centers. This recommendation became […]

School to Prison Pipeline

Severe School Punishments Funnel Students of color to Prison

Students of color who have come in contact with the law enforcement and criminal justice system due to their in-school behaviors are more likely to embark on a path to prison; This increasing trend is dubbed “school-to-prison lifeline.” Statistics Show Punishment Largely Involves Students of Color and with Disability Severe school punishments, which include suspensions, […]

Teens will dress and work as prison guards during the Art 180 virtual jail cell tour.
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Art 180’s Exhibit Offers Virtual Jail Cell Experience to Teens

Art 180’s Atlas Gallery has collaborated with 10 teens who were previously incarcerated at the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center to present the “My Reality” virtual jail cell exhibit. With its virtual reality element, the exhibit takes visitors to a virtual jail cell experience and lets them see incarceration through the eyes of jailed teens. Art […]

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Oregon Youth Authority Working to Ensure Juveniles Complete Education While in the System

At MacLaren Juvenile Detention Facility in Woodburn, Oregon, the boys who are placed there spend each school day where they should be – at school. They sleep in prison beds, but during the day, they attend a regular school and get the usual teachings – from math to science, and English. State educators and justice […]

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(VIDEO) Jailed Offenders Were Childhood Victims Long Before They Became Adult Offenders

Histories of several jailed offenders reveal they were victimized in their childhoods long before they became adult offenders. Thousands of prison inmates became prisoners as a direct or remote consequence of their childhood experiences. A case in point is that of 43-year-old Rob Sullivan, who just got released from the Enfield Correctional Institution. Sullivan was […]